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[per-uh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler]
adjective Cell Biology.
  1. situated near or occurring around the nucleus.
  2. pertaining to the narrow space between the inner and outer layers of the nuclear membrane.
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Origin of perinuclear

First recorded in 1895–1900; peri- + nuclear

Pronunciation note

See nuclear.
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Examples from the Web for perinuclear

Historical Examples of perinuclear

  • We cannot regard the perinuclear green granules, described by Neusser in the polynuclear cells, as pre-existing.

    Histology of the Blood

    Paul Ehrlich

  • The protoplasmic rays still take their origin from the perinuclear protoplasm.